Patrick Holzapfel
Austria

Nine Oscar Contenders And More At The Filmfest Hamburg

Among a growing group of European film festivals showcasing movies that premiered earlier during the year, the Hamburg Filmfest is surely one of the most unbent and well-programmed events. This year, it will take place from September 25 to October... More »
  

Review: THE ZERO THEOREM, A Step Back Into The Future

In Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem, the old master of visual overload and absurd humor heads back to his "Brazilian" roots. He tells the story of Qohen Leth, a schizophrenic futuristic data mathematician trying to find a solution for the... More »
  

Vienna In September: Be Prepared To Hear Somebody Scream In A Cinema Near You

Again, going to a cinema in Vienna in September might turn out to be a pretty bloody and scary experience. Not only does the Slash Filmfestival with its never ending love for the excesses of fantastic cinema lure the inclined... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Ingmar Bergman

As most of the world suffers through the sweltering heat of summer, we head to the bleak and wintry climes of Sweden for this month's Full Disclosure. Each month, we focus on a different filmmaking force of world cinema and... More »
  

Melons, Love And Emptiness: Tsai Ming-liang Retrospective In Vienna

It is time for melons in Vienna: From May 9-23, a retrospective covering the complete oeuvre of Tsai Ming-liang runs at the Stadtkino Vienna as a part of Wiener Festwochen. For two weeks the Malaysian born filmmaker will be presented... More »
  

Review: THE DARK VALLEY Is As American As Austria Can Get

In Andreas Prochaska's Austrian Neo-Western about an enigmatic horseman who comes to a remote Austrian village in a deserted valley everything looks like a big Hollywood production with stunning production design, costumes and make-up. The Dark Valley is then an... More »
  

Poetry And Misery: The Early Works Of Satyajit Ray At The Austrian Filmmuseum

From December 4 to January 8, the Austrian Filmmuseum presented a retrospective of the early works by famous Indian director Satyajit Ray. Not only did it show a complete overview of Ray's work from 1955 to 1965, but also some... More »
  

Anticipated In 2014: The Films We Most Want To See

With 2014 now fully upon us the Twitch team gathers to take a look at the films we most want to take a look at in the coming year. Is this some sort of scientific poll? Heck no, more just... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Film

The year that was 2013 has run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Director

The year that was 2013 has run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Actor

The year that was 2013 has run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Score/Soundtrack

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Actress

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Documentary

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Supporting Performance

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Interview: Andrea Pallaoro Talks About His MEDEAS

Andrea Pallaoro's Medeas, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, is a strong and true piece of cinema, dealing with topics like alienation, desire, family and violence. In his first feature film, the Italian director explores the life of a... More »
  

Viennale 2013 Review: I USED TO BE DARKER, A Worthwile Drifter Film Without Too Much Movement

With Matthew Porterfield, it is all about drifting and floating, just that there is not much travelling going on. A dreamy feeling of detachment conquers I Used To Be Darker and makes it a cinematographic pleasure. Undoubtedly the film does... More »
  

Viennale 2013 Review: OCTOBER NOVEMBER, An Intense Family Drama A Tad Overboiled

Götz Spielmann is a very intelligent director and he always seems to know exactly what he wants. In October November he creates an intense drama that sometimes gains emotional ground due to Spielmann's control and sometimes looses because it is... More »
  

Interview: Albert Serra Reflects On His Feelings About STORY OF MY DEATH

During the Viennale I sat down with Albert Serra, whose Story of My Death recently won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. Due to the fact that one can easily find comments of the director about his working... More »
  

Viennale 2013 Review: STORY OF MY DEATH Is One Of The Most Realistic Fantasy Films Ever Made

In a feverish childhood dream one might imagine what it would be like if Casanova met Dracula. Albert Serra made this meeting a filmic reality in his Story of My Death that won the Golden Leopard in Locarno and was... More »
  
 
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